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By gary @foothealthpodiatry.com
July 28, 2014
Category: Foot Conditions

There are many widely-prescribed drugs available for treating athlete’s foot fungus, but these aren’t always effective. Those who can’t shake their infection by using regular medicine may benefit from trying a less traditional approach.

For example, many people find success using vinegar to get rid of their athlete’s foot. The best way to apply it is to fill a basin with it and then soak the feet in it for a few minutes a day. If the vinegar alone is too harsh, it can be diluted with water. The pain-relief product Absorbine Jr. is also touted by many as a good way to combat recurring fungus.

Athlete’s foot is an embarrassing condition that can flare up repeatedly if not treated properly. If you need help dealing with athlete’s foot, visit podiatrist Dr. Sorelis Jiménez, DPM of Foot Health Podiatry. Dr. Jiménez can teach you how to prevent your fungus from proliferating and get you the professional care you need.

Athlete’s Foot: The Sole Story

If you suffer from itching, burning, dry, and flaking feet, this may be a sign of athlete's foot. Athlete's foot, also known as tinea pedis, can be extremely contagious, and it often infects shower floors, gyms, socks and shoes, and anywhere else feet may come in contact with. It is commonly found in public changing areas and bathrooms, dormitory style living quarters, around locker rooms and public swimming pools. This condition can also be prevalent in "commons" areas in prisons and residential care facilities.

Solutions to Combat Athlete’s Foot

- Hydrate your feet by using lotion
- Exfoliate
- Buff off nails
- Use of anti-fungal product
- Examine feet and visit your doctor if any suspicious blisters or cuts are present.

What is Tinea?

- Athlete’s foot is often caused by the same fungus that causes ringworm (tinea).
- Tinea can invade other parts of the body as well, if the proper thriving conditions for it are met.
- Tinea thrives in mostly dark, warm and moist environments.
- Although many people never experience athlete’s foot, around 70% of the population may suffer from tinea at some point.

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